After Six Wild Years, Tom Faulk Announces Retirement From Gay Porn

Posted October 19, 2017 by with 67 comments

tf5For six years, Tom Faulk has given fans some of the hottest porn scenes (not to mention some of the most controversial porn scenes), but all good things must end, and Tom Faulk announced tonight that he’ll be stepping away from his on-camera work to pursue other projects. He made the announcement via Twitter, and reflected on his work while thanking porn colleagues and fans:

tf1 tf2 tf3 tf4 tf5 tf6 tf7 tf8The “crap” from Michael Lucas was detailed in a Str8Up interview earlier this year, in which Tom Faulk alleged that Lucas harassed and threatened him throughout a recent film shoot. Faulk also revealed that Lucas was illegally distributing prescription drugs on set, and Lucas even went so far as to personally inject his models’ penises with Trimix, a prescription medication that’s used for erectile dysfunction and administered via syringe. Despite the harassment allegations and illegal drug distribution accusations against Lucas (which have been echoed by multiple performers over the years, and welldocumented here since 2013), many so-called porn industry leaders remained silent, and there have been no attempts to prevent Lucas from conducting business in the industry. The scenes that Tom Faulk filmed for Lucas are being released this month.

Tom Faulk concluded his announcement on Twitter:

tf9 tf10On a personal level, Tom Faulk has probably been one of the best and most forthcoming people I’ve ever had the chance to interview (not just once, but twice), and I’m grateful he took the time to give those great interviews here.

Also, from on-set stabbings to being fired for smoking pot, Tom Faulk has been at the center of some of the wildest stories reported here, but nothing will ever compare to the now infamous FraternityX brawl, in which Tom kicked an overly aggressive top in the face for fucking him too hard.

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Note that this was not scripted nor part of the scene, and did not appear in the scene that was eventually released, but Str8UpGayPorn did obtain footage from the brawl:

ICYMI, I asked Tom about the incident during his first interview here back in August of 2015:

Str8UpGayPorn: Let’s start with what a lot of people saw most recently—your fight on the FraternityX set. What happened in the moments leading up to when you finally kicked Donny Forza in the face?
Tom Faulk: Donny and I were actually really cool before filming, and he was actually the last person I expected to have issues with at all. But in the minutes leading up to this, in between takes, I was telling Donny to “act” more and fuck less hard, because I was getting beat up. I told him this two or three times quietly off camera before the kick happened, but in the seconds leading up to [the kick] he was forcing himself past my hand barrier.

And then after the kick, you’re shown walking away, but then the tape stops. What happened next? Did you continue filming after the fight?
[Producer] Mike Gilbert came out to me outside and asked me to forgive and forget, and continue. Donny came out, and I apologized and shook his hand, and I told him that if he wanted to fight, let’s fight. Or, if he wanted to make money, let’s make money.

So you kept shooting.
We made money and were pretty adult, but I could tell Donny was still a little pissed. But I really didn’t care. And make no mistake, everyone on set was mad at him for other shit, too.

As you’ll recall, Tom Faulk started his career in 2011 at CollegeDudes, and he continued to perform for nearly a dozen studios over the next six years.

college_dudes-tom_faulk_busts_nut_5_24117_14Tom-Faulk-Gay-Porn-Star-XXX-1Tom’s last major production this year was the movie he co-wrote and helped shoot for NakedSword, MXXX: The Hardest Ride. It’s one of the best features of 2017, so if Tom Faulk is indeed stepping away from studio porn now, he’s definitely going out on a high note.

[NakedSword: MXXX: The Hardest Ride]

Despite his hotness in all his scenes, I think my favorite Tom Faulk moment is just hearing him laugh in this video with Colt Rivers and Ryan Rose:

What has been your favorite Tom Faulk moment from the last six years? And, if he ever does return to studio gay porn, is there anything he hasn’t done yet that you’d like to see him do?

  • G. Lo

    RIP in Peace, Tom Faulk. I’ll miss you :’]

  • Zealot

    All T no shade. I’ll miss Tom. He could be exasperating, fascinating, puzzling, irresponsible and immature…but always completely beautiful (I mean, C’mon…some of the pix Zach posted for this article are heart-stopping!). He photographs so beautifully.

    I can only hope that he’s happy and going to a good place with someone he loves and continues successfully onward and upward. And at the end of the day I hope those six years were in the balance something he’ll look back upon as fondly as his fans will.

    • Default_User

      He is not 25 yet. Remember when we were 25? I don’t know about you but i thought i was invincible too. (God i am old).
      He seem like a nice guy, and he is grateful enough for his fans he wrote a nice message out. He could have done what many other porn boys have done: insult his fans, beg for money and give them the finger on the way out with a declaration about how much he hates making porn and how much he thinks gay people are disgusting. He did none of those things (it is not a high bar and yet so many people fail).

      Yes i also think he is cute as hell and less jaded than some of the people in the industry. I wish him the best in the future.

    • Joey

      He did photograph very well. He was never a fav of mine except for this:
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cc1dfadc158ce69a985f3b0b95f07a51c07a76254e356e7dfbf6254579e26d4f.jpg
      And in 20 years, he’ll be glad he took it and it’s out there for everyone to admire.

      • Nordschleife

        This is one of my favorite pics of him too. I liked him better with the shorter hair but I always thought he was oddly adorable.

      • Scrapple

        For me, he always gave his best looks with the short hair. The Spicoli tease he rocked in his early CD scenes worked (especially because he was getting dicked down left, right and center). But then he came back with a slightly bigger frame and that shorter ‘do and I was done. It’s like he went from freshman to senior overnight. I admit to being a little sad when he eventually returned to the stoner surfer look.

    • badgamer1967
      • Scrapple

        Principal Quark!

  • Green4clover

    Bye! See you in 4 months!

  • Edward

    At least he’s alive. He’s a young’un. Go and really live.

  • James Johnson III

    This makes me 😢. I followed him from CD all the way through. He was consistently one of my favorite performers and even got me to watch scenes from studios I otherwise would have passed by. He truly was and is amazing. All the best to him…but I sure am going to miss him. I’m grateful for all of the awesome scenes to remember him by and jerk off to.

  • Xzamilloh

    Not even trying to be snarky or shitty, but I’m seriously asking: has there ever been an instance where a gay porn star stayed retired after initially announcing their retirement? And how is it “retiring”? Wouldn’t it just be “Not fucking or getting fucked on camera anymore”?

    • Zachary Sire

      There have been a few. Most recent one I can remember is Tommy Defendi.

      • Xzamilloh

        Thank you. I remember him, too… he was a sexy beast when he was fucking.

        • Default_User

          Mick Lovell is another one. One spectacular run at BA and he is done.

    • sxg

      So far Race Cooper. But it’s only been about 1-2 years since he announced his retirement. But he is still fine as fuck looking and could be welcomed back anytime!

  • Deviancy Behavir
    • ANTSLC

      LOL, me too.

  • sxg

    I sure as hell won’t miss him. I was bored of him and started finding him unattractive years ago. And his dumbass knowingly working for a studio he knew was sketchy as fuck didn’t make me any sympathetic for him either. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ede4ac72162d659f89a75253e8e17120579257e4115a8c209c3f839d1008e04a.gif

    • Hari Kalyan

      yeah he claims the stoner roles were just a persona but I suspect that apple doesn’t fall too far. i dont begrudge anyone trying to branch out and better themselves and grow, so maybe getting a “real job” will serve him well. He was past his prime IMO and the only good thing he’s done in the last few years was convince Cliff Jensen to come back to porn. That’s my vote for Best Porn Comeback of 2017.

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  • John Johnson

    The first few scenes of his “career” were decent. But it quickly become apparent that he was a complete slacker and druggie and was not at all attracted to men and got no enjoyment out of gay sex. He barely has been even trying these last few years. He should have been gone a while ago.

  • Hereweare

    Watching him & Ryan Rose stoned in the casino was big fun. If I ever met him, I think I’d probably just want to hang out with him more than fuck him. I mean really………dirt bikes in gay porn? Where will we ever find that again?

  • beefcupcake

    His only memorable scene for me was the threesome with Gabriel Cross and Justin Brody so no big star lost in my opinion.

  • LiberalButNotSheep

    Yes he did a femdom scene. Look in Divine Bitches around July 2015 ( I don’t think you’re allowed to post urls here). Also, look in TS Seductions around that time for a TS/F/M bottoming three way with him.

  • GN
    • Scrapple

      Damn it. Now I’m going to have Sia stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

    • McM.

      The ending from Six Feet Under was amazing.

      • Default_User

        That was probably one of my favorite scenes on TV, right up there with TWW “Two Cathedrals”.

      • Hereweare

        Probably the best ending in TV history.

        • Mike Julius

          Take out the “probably” for your sentence to be correct.

      • Scrapple

        Truly. I wasn’t even big on Claire but I repeated that ending more times than I can count. I believe that finale aired around the time I was finishing up a six month temp job and things were still up in the air about what I would be doing next. That ending really spoke to me.

        I still think they did Keith and Brenda dirty with their demises. And maybe Rico.

      • Maximus

        I found it very frustrating. All of the characters were terrible people, and I stopped enjoying the show well before the finale. Of course, I was thrilled to get to see all of those awful assholes die, but then Claire’s former flame showed up at the funeral, and I actually started crying. I’m still mad about it. How dare they make me feel feelings other than anger or disgust?!

    • Joey

      Upvoted for the using gifs from the best tv ending of all time.

  • Druidiclore

    I can explain a bit about the “retirements don’t last” without being..er…basic about it. We talk about it in studies of poverty for example (not saying it is the same thing). But individuals who are poor get an influx of money or stability, and everything thinks that is all they need. However, you turn around, 11 months later, and that person is poor again or homeless again.

    Mobility isn’t only about _things_, but about mechanisms on how to live – knowing how to exist outside of the normal condition. That’s why making a person “upper middle class” isn’t about just throwing 250k at them and giving them a house; there is a roadmap of understanding how to have (and keep) those things, and how to act in upper-middle situations.

    What happens in porn is that the porn lifestyle becomes the norm, and living “scene to scene” and “gig to gig” represents a lot more than just waiting for a small pay check but interactions with people, ways of dealing with people/men (as potential tricks), etc etc. Lots of that doesn’t function well outside of porn culture (it can, don’t get it twisted).

    When porn actors get a house and enroll in school, similar to my first example of poverty, there is this sense of “making it” because you have a house and are on your way to an education. But you don’t _have_ a house; you have a mortgage that requires constant payment and property that requires upkeep. And college can be difficult and unyielding to lots of people, which is why 40 percent of Gen Y/”Millenials” don’t get past year 2.

    Being in a bind may drive you back to methods and mechanisms that were easy for you (not saying porn is “easy”, but easy because you naturally get the in and outs because you were involved – it isn’t new to you), especially for porn actors where “middle class” or “respectable” life isn’t how you grew up in the first place. And porn is a shadow; it can lose you friends, partners and jobs – just by indirect disclosure (i.e. someone says “That looks like….” and they figure out who you are). And yes, it is way, way way harder than 15 or 20 years ago, because – sorry folks – the internet is forever.

    Thus similar to poverty, because porn is “marked” as bad or not proper, it is a status that stays around, limits possibility, and has a tendency to drag you back, especially when there is a setback.

    When Tom announced about his new house on Twitter a few months ago, I thought “here we go”. I wish him luck, and anyone who wants to retire. Sadly, because there is a stigma against porn that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon (no, no matter how progressive people seem, it’s not), an aspect of it is “escaping” porn rather than leaving, because like escaping poverty, it has a tendency to drag you back unless you can fight that undertow.

  • Atticus

    I’m going to miss Tom, tbh. I’ve been following his career since CollegeDudes. It’s a shame that he hated his time at FraternityX – I honestly feel like most of those scenes were some of his best work. Good luck to him though.

  • Rob

    it was time. one of my favorite porn stars of all time. but it was beginning to show. porn, drugs, smoking. it has taken its toll on him.

  • James Johnson III

    Yup, the previous poster is right. Head to Kink’s website and search his name in the “models” tab and they should all come up

  • OverKill

    When a porn star retires the real translation for a majority of them is I’m taking a couple of months to a few years off and then:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b746f300b2dd41c84d82b0c3c7c0b4a3a73a4fb14222f2594fd37b09c818a84.gif

    When they’re in desperate need of money and when the regular 9 to 5 becomes too boring.

    • nick

      Or the 9 to 5 is more effort than getting fucked bareback once a week

  • Todd

    Tom was adorable with his short hair

  • KetynPorta

    is like ryan rose one day his retirement and the next his doing again gay porn or worst str8 porn

  • Galaxy_Scribe

    He’s hot. Shame he’s a terrible escort

    • Helen Damnation™

      Did he insist on condoms?

  • Kanaka

    Good on you Tom. I always enjoyed you. And you seem like a nice guy who always put in good work as noted in how hot the duck face three way scene is despite the deplorable working conditions. Best of luck mate!

  • pokok789 .

    I am wondering where are Brandon Evans, Alex Griffen, Calan of Corbin Fisher and Brenner Bolton are. Have they left porn?

  • pje821

    I’ve had a love/dislike relationship with Tom: His look continually changed, so I never knew what to expect, especially hairwise. Hated the ink and those hideous earplugs he wore, but his face, body and dick were beautiful. I’ve downloaded a favorite scene of his in which he seduced his football coach in a hotel room; it gets me every time I watch it. I wish him well.

    • Helen Damnation™

      I missed that? Who, who and who else was in it? Studio?

      • pje821

        “School Trip,” with Tom and Ricky Decker as the coach, from Men

  • Slippy_World

    Will be missed -glad he’s going before it ALL totally fades https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/060d2733d922a858256325259915785210cb0cc48bc94aa25a6eaf2498b547fc.jpg away …..

  • Geo Mendez

    Bye Felicia….

  • såklart äg

    he probably has the ugliest hairstyle in porn industry

    • Mike Julius

      Hopefully by the time he comes out of retirement in a couple months, it’ll be fixed.

  • Paul J

    I’m not sad about the departure of a not very good looking gay 4 pay performer. I wouldn’t kick Danny Forza out of bed, never mind in the head. Still if you hate being fucked, you probably do get uptight, though there is no justifying Faulk’s kick. Danny Forza wasn’t even fucking particularly hard…

  • DumDumBonerMaker

    – Official retirement as a STUDIO porn actor…
    – Expect updates on my private server…

    That doesn’t exactly seem like a definitive+total retirement announcement.
    But, then again, I’ve always liked the dude so perhaps it’s wishful interpreting on my part.

  • James Johnson III

    I just regret that we won’t see the Tom Faulk/Boomer Banks scene we were promised. That scene would have set the screen on 🔥

  • Watari

    He seemed like a cool guy.

  • Best of luck in his future endeavors.

  • Jon

    Lol, good riddance!

    He might have been cute, but I can’t remember any memorable (duo) scenes where he actually looked like he was enjoying himself.

    Watching BIR & BLM makes me realise some of the mediocrity y’all praise as performers.

  • sxg

    No he isn’t. Hair aside that face is still pretty fucked up looking from all the years of pot smoking and god knows what else. Maybe you enjoy staring at a goofy Judd Apatow reefer face while he’s fucking you but I sure as hell don’t. Nothing will compare to the face and body he once had when he first started porn.

    • Helen Damnation™

      Pot smoking doesn’t make you look old, or cause any harm. You must have been thinking about tobacco cigarettes?

  • sxg
  • Paul J

    No. There is no justification for violence. End of story.

    • Mike Julius

      No. Self-defense, which is what this was, is a justification for violence. End of story.